Shilan Saadi – Director


She was born and grown up in Mahabad, a Kurdish city in Iran, She Graduated with BA degree in fine arts (Cinema) from Sureh University in Tehran in 2008.Also she participated in documentary filmmaking workshop titled “personal language in documentary film” under the supervision of Arne Bro in Danish film school in Copenhagen, Denmark and documentary filmmaking workshop under the supervision of Asghar Farhadi in 2013. She is Member of Iranian Documentary Filmmakers Association.



Kolanek le pisht mali eme “An alley behind our house”
(The story of two youngster girls who became the victims of female genital mutilation.)
Short film, 2010

Xeyali winbu “The lost dream”
(The story of the only city theatre of Mahabad that was shut down in 2002.)
Documentary, 2006

Cil u bergi Mukriyan “Mukrian’s dresses”
(A documentary on the all kinds of the local Kurdish dresses in Mukriyan and the history of them-This film showed in Persian B.B.C World Chanel)
Documentary, 2008

Xatana, xewneki aloz “A nightmare called circumcision “
A documentary made in Iraqi Kurdistan for Zagros TV on circumcision).
TV-Documentary, 2010

(A documentary made in Iraqi Kurdistan for Zagros TV about street children.)
TV-Documentary, 2010